“ 17th DOMANI:The Art of Tomorrow ” Exhibition
The Achievements of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs


The Agency for Cultural Affairs has run the Overseas Study Program for Artists (Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists) since FY1967. The government sends young artists overseas and provides a training course on each specialty, in order to support artists who will play a supporting role in the future art world in Japan. The number of trainees in fine art has exceeded 1,000.
This Exhibition has been held 16 times to introduce the achievements of the program, where some artists, who are working on diverse categories, including painting, carving, photography, installation, animation, handicraft and architecture, are selected to show Japanese art of the times.
Under the theme of “Density and Purity of Japan Contemporary Art” this 17th Exhibition focuses on 12 emerging artists who create highly delicate and dense works modeling and increase the purity of expression by such works. Three trainees in the Conservation and Restoration category will also make presentations for the first time.
We hope that you can enjoy the 12 exhibits, which are rich in variation, ranging from painting to engraving, photography, pottery, casting, animation and installation, which make use of the big space of The National Art Center, Tokyo. This will be a valuable opportunity to enrich your understanding of Conservation and Restoration, which is an important category in which to support works of art.
* Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists (former title: Overseas Study Program for Artists) This is a program under which the Agency for Cultural Affairs sends young artists overseas to support their training in their specialties. About 3,180 artists have participated so far. There are six types ‒ one-year, two-year, three-year, special (80 days), short-stay (20 to 40 days) and high school student (350 days) courses ‒ in the fields of media art, including fine art, music, dance, theater, film and stage design. The trainees have practical training with overseas universities, art organizations and artists.

Dates December 13 (Sat.), 2014-January 25 (Sun.), 2015
Closed on Tuesdays( except December 23, 2014) and the year-end though the New Year’s Holiday (December 24 (Wed.),2014-January 6 (Tue.),2015)
Opening hours 10:00-18:00 *10:00-20:00 on Fridays
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Venue The National Art Center, Tokyo (Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan), Special Exhibition Gallery 2E
7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs, The National Art Center, Tokyo, The Yomiuri Shimbun and Art Venture Office SHOU
Admission(tax included)
General 1,000 yen(Adults), 500 yen(College students)
Advance/Group 800 yen(Adults), 300 yen(College students)
  • Visitors who are under 18, including high school students and disabled people with ID booklets (along with the one attendant) will be admitted for free.
  • Advance tickets can be purchased through Lawson ticket (L-code: 32016), e+, and the exhibition homepages from November 1(Sat.) to December 12(Fri.), 2014. *These services are only available in Japanese.
  • Group tickets will only be available at the venue and discounts only applicable to groups of 20 people or more.
  • Reduction (group rates) applies for visitors who present the ticket stub of a concurrent exhibition at The National Art Ceter, Tokyo, Suntory Museum of Art or Mori Art Museum (Art Triangle Roppongi).
  • For Students, faculty and staff, of “Campus Members”, group discounts are applies for purchasing tickets.
  • Credit card (UC, Master Card, VISA, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, DISCOVER) and e-cash (Suica, PASMO, ICOCA, etc.) and iD and J-Debit and UnionPay are available for purchasing tickets.
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